ERS File

What are ERS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ERS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an ERS file?

ERS files have multiple uses, and Earth Resource Mapping Raster is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Earth Resource Mapping Raster

These ERS files contain the images and metadata used in ER Mapper Raster, a Earth resource mapping software. The ERS files are used by the oil, gas, and mineral industries to exploit satellite and aerial images of resource locations.

How to open ERS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ERS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ERS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested five different ERS openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 8, 2022

All known file formats using extension .ERS

While Earth Resource Mapping Raster is a popular type of ERS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .ERS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Elastic Reality Shape

We know that one ERS format is Elastic Reality Shape. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of ERS files. Remember, different programs may use ERS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Progression SeriesProgression SeriesVerified
EraserEraserUser submitted
SecSignerSecSignerUser submitted
ERDAS IMAGINEERDAS IMAGINEUser submitted
digiSeal readerdigiSeal readerUser submitted

Help us help others

File.org helps thousands of users every day, and we would love to hear from you if you have additional information about ERS file formats, example files, or compatible programs. Please use the links below or email us at submit@file.org to discuss further.